Lynchius nebulanastes (Cannatella, 1984)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Pristimantinae > Genus: Lynchius > Species: Lynchius nebulanastes

Phrynopus nebulanastes Cannatella, 1984, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 113: 2. Holotype: KU 181407, by original designation. Type locality: "El Tambo, 31.5 km E Canchaque, 2770 m, Departamento Piura, Peru".

Eleutherodactylus nebulanastesLehr, 2005, Herpetologica, 61: 204.

"Eleutherodactylus" nebulanastesHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 4.

Lynchius nebulanastesHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 109.

English Names

Canchaque Andes Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 83).


Elevations of 2770–2820 m in humid montane forest in the vicinity of El Tambo, western slope of the Cordillera de Huancabamba, Departamento Piura, Peru.


In the Phrynopus flavomaculatus group according to the original publication. See Duellman and Wild, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 157: 34, for additional specimens. Duellman, 2000, Herpetologica, 56: 276, provided an account as Phrynopus nebulanastes. Lehr, 2005, Herpetologica, 61: 204, noted that this taxon is actually a member of the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) nigrovittatus group. Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 10092-10097, removed this species from nominal Eleutherodactylus but did not provide a new generic name. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 88-89, for brief account. See account by Motta, Chaparro, Pombal, Guayasamin, De la Riva, and Padial, 2016, Herpetol. Monogr., 30: 127. 

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